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Asia Policy

NBR is establishing a consortium of leading Asian research institutions and universities to support and extend the reach of Asia Policy, facilitating the exchange of regional and U.S. perspectives. NBR is pleased to have the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University as consortium partners. For more information about the consortium, please contact

Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific that draws clear and concise conclusions useful to today’s policymakers. All Asia Policy content is free for 60 days after publication. Book Review Roundtables, Book Reviews, and Policy Q&As are always free.

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Asia Policy Editors:

C. Christine Fair

Mark W. Frazier

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What does Asia Policy publish?

Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to bridging the gap between academic research and policymaking on issues related to the Asia-Pacific. The journal publishes peer-reviewed research articles and policy essays, roundtables on policy-relevant topics and recent publications, and book review essays, as well as other occasional formats.

What is the journal’s submission process?

Asia Policy welcomes the submission of policy-relevant research on important issues in the Asia-Pacific. The journal will consider two main types of submissions for peer review: research articles that present new information, theoretical frameworks, or arguments and draw clear policy implications; and policy essays that provide original, persuasive, and rigorous analysis. Submissions may be sent to

Authors or editors interested in having a book considered for review should submit a copy of the book to the managing editor at NBR, 1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 300, Seattle, Washington 98105.

Asia Policy requires that all submitted manuscripts have not been previously published in any form, either in part or in whole, and are not currently under consideration by any other organization. All prior use of arguments found in the manuscript—whether for publication in English or any other language—must be properly footnoted at the time of submission. The author should also describe the background of the manuscript upon submission of the first draft, including whether the manuscript or any component parts have been presented at conferences or have appeared online.

In order to be easily accessible to policymakers, each manuscript must include a one-page Executive Summary and a one- to two-page Introduction. For full details on manuscript and note format, please download the Submission Guidelines.

Where is the journal abstracted and indexed?

Asia Policy is abstracted and indexed in the International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) and the Bibliography of Asia Studies (BAS).

Who distributes Asia Policy?

Asia Policy is distributed by NBR and through Project MUSE at the Johns Hopkins University Press.